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18-Year-Old Shanice Williams to Play Dorothy in ABC's 'The Wiz'

18-Year-Old Shanice Williams to Play Dorothy in NBC's 'The Wiz' >>

NBC has finally decided to put on a live rendition of its iconic The Wiz. For its cast, however, the star-studded lineup will include Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and, perhaps most importantly, 18-year-old Shanice Williams who will star as Dorothy.

Bessie Smith

REVIEW: Queen Latifah Channels Bessie Smith on 'Music from the HBO Film' OST >>

Combine a Prohibition-era daring with today's studio know-how and you've got one of the best soundtracks of the year in "Bessie: Music From The HBO Film," starring Queen Latifah, juxtaposing 1920s recordings with today's sophisticated facsimiles.

After 'America's Got Talent,' Jackie Evancho Release Third Studio Album 'Awakening' on Sony Imprint Portrait, Premieres on 'Today Show'

American with Talent: Jackie Evancho's Third Studio Album 'Awakening' on Sony Imprint Portrait >>

Perhaps one of the most talked about youths in the country, Jackie Evancho has been on a steep rise after her debut with America's Got Talent when she was just a 10-year-old. Now, she plans to release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23.

Renée Fleming Brings Down the 2014 Super Bowl House, Announces Juilliard Seminar >>

And Fleming won't stop there. To contend for Classicalite's "Busiest Opera Singer of the Year" award, she will hold a two-hour master class at her alma mater, the Juilliard School, on February 13.

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